Apollo Hospitals Offers Free Cardiac Surgeries for Underprivileged Children, Joining Hands with Lions International
Apollo Hospitals launches an initiative of Free Cardiac Surgeries under which 100 underprivileged children would receive free cardiac surgeries. Announced by Dr. Prathap C Reddy, Founder & Chairman, Apollo Hospitals, the initiative is part of the Lions Clubs International – Apollo Hospitals Partnership Program, under which Lions International would refer under-12 patients for evaluation to Apollo Hospitals and, and the hospital would carry out free surgeries to the 100 most critical cases.
The announcement was made on the auspicious occasion, where Dr. Prathap was conferred with the ‘Lions Humanitarian Award’ for his impeccable efforts in bringing the world-class healthcare within the hand reach of urban and rural population.
It was Dr. Reddy who brought in the concept behind India’s Ayushman Bharat Health Insurance programme was Dr. Reddy’s and the innovative insurance project of 1 a day he adopted in his village paved the way for the former initiative. He was also honored with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan by Government of India in 2010 for his continued achievements in the healthcare industry, not to mention the stamp issued in recognition of Apollo’s contribution.
Founded in 1983, Apollo Hospitals is India’s first corporate hospital, the world’s largest private cancer care provider, and running the world’s leading solid organ transplant program. Its presence includes 9,215 beds across 64 hospitals, 2,500 pharmacies, over 90 primary care and diagnostics clinics and more. Remarkably, every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, while indulging in its mission to bring healthcare of top-notch quality to all segments of the society.
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